HSST Sociology 23/2018 Answer Key

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Post: Higher Secondary School Teacher - Sociology
Department: Kerala Higher Secondary Education
Category Code: 23/18
Qualification: Master's Degree in Sociology; B.Ed Degree in Sociology
Date of Test: 25-09-2018


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  1. The first Attorney General of India
    • C. K. Daftari
    • V. R. Rao
    • M. C. Sedal Vad
    • Gulsarilal Nanda

  2. Right to Education Act passed by Indian Parliament
    • August − 2009
    • August − 2008
    • September − 2009
    • July − 2008

  3. The drama "Punarjanmam" written by
    • Thakaghi Sivasankara Pillai
    • Kesav Dev
    • Sanjayan
    • Lalithambika Antharjanam

  4. Which novel of Kesav Dev based partition of India?
    • Ayalkkar
    • Branthalayam
    • Adhikaram
    • Munnottu

  5. Who is regarded as John of Arch of Kerala?
    • A. V. Kuttimalu Amma
    • Anna Chandi
    • Parvathi Nenmeni Mangalam
    • Akkamma Cheriyan

  6. Which Article of Indian Constitution deals about the prevention of untouchability?
    • Article − 17
    • Article − 16
    • Article − 21
    • Article − 14

  7. Which is regarded as the 'magna carta' of Kerala?
    • Land Reform Act
    • Abstention Movement
    • Kundara Proclamation
    • Temple Entry Proclamation

  8. The book written by Vaikunda Swamikal
    • Jathikummi
    • Arul Nool
    • Bala Kalisam
    • Atmopadesha Sathakam

  9. 'Raja Samacharam' published by
    • Rev J. Dousan
    • Benjamin Baili
    • Charles Mead
    • Herman Gundert

  10. Who inaugurated Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy in 1958?
    • Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varmma
    • E. M. S. Namboodiripad
    • Jawaharlal Nehru
    • Pattam Thanu Pillai

  11. Process of putting bits of information together into its totality is known as
    • Analysis
    • Induction
    • Synthesis
    • Deduction

  12. Purposeful repetition of activity for strengthening something already learned is called as
    • Drill
    • Illustration
    • Review
    • Exposition

  13. A three dimensional aid, incorporating a group of modeled objects against a painted background and figures in a natural setting called
    • DLP
    • Diorama
    • Magnetic Board
    • Interactive White Board

  14. The type of test which emphasize discrimination among pupils in terms of relative level of learning is called as
    • Norm referenced test
    • Competency based test
    • Criterion referenced test
    • Mastery test

  15. When the teacher ask the same question to different students for comparison and analysis; the type of question belongs to the category of
    • Prompting
    • Seeking further information
    • Redirecting
    • Refocusing

  16. The type of research concerned with working on particular practices for further improvement is called as
    • Fundamental research
    • Applied research
    • Action research
    • Policy research

  17. The variable that can be observed and which might affect the outcome during the study but cannot be controlled is termed as
    • Intervening variable
    • Extraneous variable
    • Alternative independent variable
    • Background variable

  18. Researcher can focus attention towards the most important facets of the problem through
    • Statement of the problem
    • Literature survey
    • Hypothesis
    • Research design

  19. When you prepare an article for publication, the logical flow among the different sections of article will be ensured through
    • Copy editing
    • Substantive editing
    • Proof reading
    • Language editing

  20. The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own is known as
    • Plagiarism
    • Citation
    • Quoting
    • Referencing

  21. Which is connected to the growth of both modern science and the Industrial Revolution?
    • Universalism
    • Positivism
    • Radicalism
    • Functionalism

  22. Who is the Anthropologist who pioneered the ethnographic studies in India?
    • Henry Maine
    • M. N. Srinivas
    • Max Muller
    • Herbert Risley

  23. Material culture does not refer to
    1. Ideas, values, believes
    2. Physical objects and materials
    3. Objects that are culturally shaped
    4. Social and ecological conditions
    • One only is correct
    • Two and three are correct
    • All the four are correct
    • All the four are wrong

  24. Which of the following order of the thinkers correctly match with the ideas given below?
    1. Manifest function
    2. Compliance as reward
    3. Conflict as functional
    4. Action and order
    • Blau, Homans, Coser, Merton
    • Merton, Blau, Coser, Alexander
    • Merton, Homans, Coser, Alexander
    • Alexander, Coser, Blau, Homans

  25. Which is not a category of social stratification?
    • Caste
    • Class
    • Race
    • Marriage

  26. Choose the correct statement :
    1. Socialization is a continuous and life long process
    2. Socialization is integral to child rearing and nurturing
    • Statement one only is correct
    • Statement two only is correct
    • Both statements are correct
    • Both statements are wrong

  27. ______________ occurs when commodities are available in a limited supply .
    • Conflict
    • Contravention
    • Competition
    • All of these

  28. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
    • Social Organization — C. H. Cooley
    • Mind Self and Society — Herbert Blumer
    • The Social Construction of Reality — Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann
    • The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life — Erving Goffman

  29. Choose the correct from the codes given below
    Participant observation is suitable for,
    1. Qualitative studies
    2. Quantitative studies
    3. Surveys
    4. Ethnographic studies
    • 1 and 4
    • 1 and 3
    • 3 and 4
    • 4 and 2

  30. __________ conducts Breaching experiments .
    • Ethnology
    • Dramaturgy
    • Ethnomethodology
    • Ethnography

  31. Choose the correct codes that match set 1 with and set 2.
    Set 1
    1. Saussure
    2. Derrida
    3. Foucault
    4. Giddens
    Set 2
    a. Post modernism
    b. Discourse Analysis
    c. Linguistic Analysis
    d. Deconstruction
    • c − d − b − a
    • b − d − c − a
    • c − d − a − b
    • c − a − d − b

  32. Quantitative study includes
    • Incorporates the practices and norms of the positive science
    • Social reality is perceived as external and objective
    • Employs deductive approach in testing theories
    • All of these

  33. Choose the correct option for the question given below which is not a non-probability sampling
    1. Convenient sample
    2. Quota sample
    3. Purposive sample
    4. Multi stage sample
    • Only 3
    • Only 4
    • Both 2 and 4
    • All the four

  34. There are ___________ major languages in India.
    • 22
    • 18
    • 20
    • 20

  35. Match the following :
    Set 1
    1. Untouchable God
    2. Indian Society
    3. The Remembered Village
    4. From Mobilization to Institutionalization
    Set 2
    a. M. N. Srinivas
    b. G. S. Ghurye
    c. S. C. Dube
    d. Kancha Illaich
    e. T. K. Oommen                                               
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  36. Which of the following is not a part of secondary data?
    • Reports
    • Books
    • Market surveys
    • Abstracts

  37. Which is not true of the Vth Schedule of the Indian Constitution? 1. Protects the cultural distinctiveness and identity of Tribal People
    2. The Governor has the power to modify or annual the application of any law pertaining to the designated scheduled areas
    3. Deals with the administration and control of scheduled areas and scheduled tribes in every State
    4. Provides the Constitution of a Tribes Advisory Council
    • Only 3
    • Only 2
    • Both 2 and 3
    • None of these

  38. __________ is a trade union for women working in informal sector.
    • PWPI
    • SEWA
    • INTUC
    • BMS

  39. Who has used the concept 'westoxication' in the Indian context?
    • T. K. Oommen
    • Satish Despande
    • Veena Das
    • Dipankar Gupta

  40. 'Towards Equality', the report on the Status of Women in India that laid the foundation of women's movement in Independent India, was published in
    • 1983
    • 1973
    • 1974
    • 1984

  41. Match the following :
    Set 1
    1. A. G. Frank
    2. Wallerstein
    3. M. K. Gandhi
    4. Schumacher
    Set 2
    a. Small is Beautiful
    b. Hind Swaraj
    c. The Underdevelopment of Development
    d. The Modern World Systeme. Capitalism in the Age of Globalization
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    • c − d − b − a
    • c − d − a − e
    • d − b − a − c

  42. An open ended table allows a researcher to calculate __________ measure of central tendency.
    • Mean
    • Median
    • Mean and Median
    • None of these

  43. What is the sequence of procedures a researcher has to follow in a quantitative research?
    • Problem formulation, analysis, data collection, hypothesis
    • Hypothesis, problem formulation, data collection, data analysis
    • Problem formulation, hypothesis, data collection, data analysis
    • Data collection, data analysis, problem formulation, hypothesis

  44. Who used the term 'Marxology' to designate his studies on Indian Society?
    • R. K. Mukherjee
    • A. R. Desai
    • D. P. Mukherjee
    • Yogendra Singh

  45. Ethnography means
    • Portrait of the people
    • Study of subjects
    • Data collection
    • All of these

  46. Who constructed the Sociology of Indian National Movement?
    • M. S. A. Rao
    • A. R. Desai
    • K. L. Sharma
    • D. N. Dhanagre

  47. Choose the correct answer from the codes given below for the following question. Which of the following is not linked to ideal type?
    1. Heuristic principle
    2. Analytical construct
    3. Moral ideal
    4. Statistical average
    • Both 3 and 4
    • Only 3
    • Only 4
    • Both 1 and 4

  48. Avunculate is
    • Paternal Uncle
    • Cousin's Uncle
    • Maternal Uncle
    • All of these

  49. Arrange the following thinkers in the order of their theoretical orientations given below
    1. Critical theory
    2. Structuralism
    3. Micro-macro integration
    4. Dramaturgical view
    • Ritzer − Levi-Strauss − Habermas − Goffman
    • Habermas − Levi-Strauss − Ritzer − Goffman
    • Goffman − Ritzer − Habermas − Levi-Strauss
    • Habermas − Ritzer − Goffman − Levi-Strauss

  50. Empirical research denotes
    • Field based
    • Use of primary data
    • Relying on experience
    • All of these

  51. Match Set 1 with Set 2 from the codes given below
    Set 1
    1. Exogamy
    2. Monogamy
    3. Endogamy
    4. Incest
    5. Polygamy
    Set 2
    a. Being married to one person at a time
    b. Marrying only within one's caste
    c. Being married to more than one partner at a time
    d. Marrying outside one's caste
    e. Sexual intimacy between blood relatives
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  52. What was the Historic Bill passed in 1957?
    • The Kerala Panchayats Bill
    • Kerala Education Bill
    • Land Reform
    • None of these

  53. Marx explained dialectics in terms of
    • Both Matter and Existence
    • Only Matter
    • Only Existence
    • Both Matter and Consciousness

  54. Which is the software for qualitative data analysis?
    • SPSS
    • NVivo
    • LIBSOFT
    • MS Excel

  55. Which of the following options in Set 2 correctly match with Set 1
    Set 1
    1. Explains the reality
    2. Seeks to understand
    3. Explores the process
    4. Describes the experiences
    Set 2
    a. Ethnography
    b. Grounded theory
    c. Phenomenology
    d. Case study
    • a − b − c − d
    • b − c − d − a
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    • d − c − b − a

  56. Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham was founded by
    • Ayyankali
    • C. Kesavan
    • Ayyappan
    • Narayana Guru

  57. Choose the correct order of the ideas of the following thinkers given below :
    1. Weber 2. Marx 3. Comte 4. Durkheim 5. Pareto
    a. Rationalization
    b. Metaphysical Stage
    c. Supra Individual
    d. Logical Action
    e. Primitive Society
    • a − e − b − c − d
    • d − e − b − c − a
    • a − e − c − d − b
    • d − e − c − b − a

  58. Select the correct answer from the codes given below : Qualitative research is
    1. Measurable 2. Interpretative 3. Inductive 4. Personification
    • 1 and 2
    • 2 and 3
    • 3 and 4
    • 1 and 4

  59. Choose the correct status of the following from the options given below :
    Fish worker − Achieved
    Policeman − Ascribed
    Woman − Achieved
    Malayalee − Ascribed
    • Achieved, Ascribed, Achieved, Ascribed
    • Ascribed, Ascribed, Achieved, Ascribed
    • Achieved, Achieved, Ascribed, Ascribed
    • Ascribed, Achieved, Ascribed, Ascribed

  60. Positivism denotes
    • Actors' perceptions
    • Meaning adequacy
    • Sensory perception
    • Subjective understanding

  61. Read the following statements and mark the correct answer.
    1. Theory exposes phenomena
    2. Theory and method need not be connected
    3. Theories are law-like regularities
    • All the statements are correct
    • Only 2 is wrong
    • 1 and 3 are correct
    • Only 3 is correct

  62. 'Class for itself' means
    • Objective class situation
    • Subjective awareness of the class position
    • Existential condition
    • Metaphysical understanding

  63. Choose the correct answer from the codes given below about the following sentences :
    1. Marginalization is a consequence of Globalization
    2. Tribals are marginalized in India
    • Only 1 is correct
    • Only 2 is correct
    • Only 2 is correct but there is causal connection between the two
    • Both 1 and 2 are correct but no causal connection between 1 and 2

  64. Who among the following has viewed conflict as functional?
    • Dahrendorf
    • Karl Marx
    • Max Weber
    • Lewis Coser

  65. First General Secretary of SNDP was
    • Narayana Guru
    • Kumaran Asan
    • Palpu
    • Mannath Padmanabhan

  66. Acculturation is not
    • Modifying the culture of a group through contact with others
    • Spreading of cultural beliefs and social activities from one group to another
    • Borrowing traits from another culture
    • Merging of cultures as a result of prolonged contact

  67. Which one of the following theories employs organismic model to understand the functioning of society?
    • Interactionism
    • Ethnomethodology
    • Functionalism
    • Phenomenology

  68. Major features of Kerala Model of Development include
    1. Low social indicators, High economic growth
    2. Sex ratio in favour of women
    3. Sex ratio in favour of men
    4. High social indicators, Low economic growth
    • 1 only is true
    • Both 1 and 2 are true
    • 3 only is true
    • Both 2 and 4 are true

  69. Choose the principles that are not part of Gandhi's notion of development
    1. Small scale and locally oriented
    2. Welfare of all
    3. Self-reliance
    4. Self governance
    5. Accumulation of the surplus wealth
    • Both 1 and 2 are true
    • Both 2, 3 and 4 are true
    • Both 2 and 4 are true
    • Both 1, 2 and 3 are true
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  70. Green revolution introduced
    • HYV Seeds
    • Chemical Fertilizers
    • Pesticides and Insecticides
    • All of these

  71. Match List 1 and List 2 and choose the correct answer :
    List 1
    1. Instrumental Rationality
    2. Scientism
    3. Organismic Analogy
    4. Asiatic Mode of Production
    List 2
    a. Durkheim
    b. Marx
    c. Max Weber
    d. Spencer
    • c − a − d − b
    • b − a − d − c
    • c − b − d − a
    • b − a − c − d

  72. Read the following sentences and choose the correct answer :
    1. Qualitative approach focuses on the actor
    2. Qualitative studies give primacy to individuals' interpretation of the social world
    • Both 1 and 2 are correct and 2 is the correct explanation of 1
    • Both 1 and 2 are correct and 2 does not explain 1
    • 1 is wrong but 2 is correct
    • 1 is correct but 2 is wrong

  73. Reference group allows
    • To use as a point of reference in making evaluations about one's group
    • To differentiate one's group from other groups
    • To determine the membership in a group
    • To create cohesion among members

  74. Who among the following conceived dialectics as the motor force of change in history?
    • Karl Marx
    • Karl Mannheim
    • Friedrich Engels
    • Friedrich Hegel

  75. _________ was the first Backward Class Commission appointed by the Government of India.
    • Kaka Kalekar Commission
    • Mandel Commission
    • Kothari Commission
    • None of these

  76. Which of the following is the report on sustainable development?
    • Future in yours hands
    • Human Development Report
    • Rio Country Report
    • Our common future

  77. ____________ removed the Janmi-Kudiyan system in Kerala.
    • Land Reforms Act, 1970
    • Land Alienation Prevention Act, 1978
    • Land Ceiling Act, 1958
    • Land Acquisition Act, 1894

  78. Who is not a social reformer of Kerala?
    • Narayana Guru
    • C. P. Ramaswamy
    • Ayyappan
    • Ayyankali

  79. Read the following sentences and choose the correct option :
    1. Conflict theorists presume that source of conflict is external to the system
    2. Jeffry Alexander is not a conflict theorist
    • Statement 1 only is correct
    • Statement 2 only is correct
    • Both statements are correct
    • Both statements are wrong

  80. When one views other cultures inferior to one's own culture?
    • Fanaticism
    • Enculturation
    • Fundamentalism
    • Ethnocentrism

  81. The textual studies on Indian Society belonged to _________ School.
    • Civilizational
    • Structural-functional
    • Indological
    • Subaltern

  82. Which is not a Peasant Movement in India?
    1. Naxalbari 2. Kheda 3. Moplah 4. Champaran 5. Chipko
    • 3 only
    • Both 3 and 4
    • Both 2 and 3
    • 5 only

  83. Which are the articles of the Indian Constitution protecting the interest of the minorities?
    • Articles 29 and 30
    • Articles 34 and 36
    • Articles 31 and 33
    • Articles 27 and 28

  84. Read the following sentences and choose the correct answer :
    1. Status refers to the position a person occupies in a particular setting and role is associated with status
    2. A person cannot occupy more than one status but can have more roles
    • Statement 1 only is correct
    • Statement 2 only is correct
    • Both statements are correct
    • Both statements are wrong

  85. Social thinker who advocated the scientific study of society
    • Durkheim
    • Weber
    • Auguste Comte
    • Spencer

  86. Taravadu was known for ____________ families in Kerala was known as.
    • Matrilineal
    • Patrilineal
    • Neolocal
    • None of these

  87. 'Iron cage' of rationalization would characterize the modern society. Whose Idea is this?
    • Emile Durkheim
    • Vilfredo Pareto
    • Karl Marx
    • Max Weber

  88. Which is not a part of non-material culture?
    • Language
    • Technique
    • Technology
    • Philosophy

  89. Who is associated with the work 'An invitation to Reflexive Sociology'?
    • Peter Berger
    • Jurgen Habermas
    • Loic Wacquant
    • None of these

  90. Kerala is known as a
    • Consumer society
    • Agricultural society
    • Industrial society
    • None of these

  91. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, was passed by the Parliament in the year
    • 2009
    • 2010
    • 2005
    • 2013

  92. As per the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005, which one is false?
    • All government agencies-state or central-come under the purview of the Act
    • Every person who seek information under the Act have to pay ten rupees
    • Cabinet papers are exempted from RTI
    • Government organizations must furnish the information to the applicant sought by him within 30 days of filing the application

  93. Right to Education comes under which article of the Constitution of India?
    • Art. 21A
    • Art. 19A
    • Art. 20A
    • Art. 21

  94. Ordinance issued by the President of India
    • Is not applicable in the National capital region of New Delhi
    • Remains in operation for a period of one year
    • Will lapse if the parliament do not approve of it in 6 weeks from the date of its reassembly
    • Will lapse if the parliament do not approve of it in 6 months from the date of its reassembly

  95. Writ jurisdiction of High Courts falls under which article of the Constitution of India?
    • Art. 324
    • Art. 136
    • Art. 226
    • Art. 312

  96. Preamble of the Constitution of India
    • Is inspired by the British Constitution
    • Start with the words "Unity and integrity" of India
    • Cannot be amended by the Parliament
    • Can be amended by the Parliament

  97. Pick the right answer :
    • Fundamental Duties are now 10 in number
    • Art. 42 envisages for the citizens of India a uniform Civil Code
    • Art. 21 is not automatically suspended during Emergency
    • Fundamental Rights of the Indian Constitution is based on the British Constitution

  98. As per the Food Security Act, 2013
    • The beneficiaries of public distribution system are entitled to 5 kg per person per month of cereals at subsidized prices
    • Eldest person in the family is issued ration cards
    • APL households is treated on par with BPL households for receiving subsidized food grains
    • All these are correct

  99. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005
    • Aim to provide 300 days of wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled work
    • MGNREGA covers only 25% of the total districts of India as on 31-3-2017
    • MGNREGA is implemented through contractors appointed by the State Government
    • Durable asset creation is an aim of MGNREGA

  100. Which Article of the Indian Constitution empowers the Council of states to make laws for the creation of one or more All India Services common to the union and the states?
    • Art. 249
    • Art. 312
    • Art. 309
    • Art. 349

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